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    Chief, that was a great answer.
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    10/18/20 Queens All Hands Box 1340

    Add Engine 267 to Ladder 121 and the 47 Batt.
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    Pump Testing New Super Pumper

    I responded to a fifth alarm at Myrtle and Nostrand in the early seventies. It was a fully involved 4 or 5 story factory spreading into the rear exposures. We had several stangs and multiversals in operation, which was a waste of time. The supertender pulled up, and supplied by the superpumper...
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    FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section

    Our house was 2nd due on the Verrazano Bridge box so many mornings in the Spring and Fall the box would come in early on the day tour and the section up front would be off to Staten Island. I went probably 20 or 30 times with the second section and never saw any real brush work but it was funny...
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    9/17/20 Queens 10-75 Box 5013

    A 15/16" tip with the proper pressure will put out closer to 200 GPM than 120 GPM.
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    FDNY and NYC Firehouses and Fire Companies - 2nd Section

    Engine 331 and Ladder 173 had the WLF and FWD rigs and if I can remember, they had them at the same time.
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    Budget crisis

    I was lifted out of the engine to another house at that time. Another fireman was lifted into the truck on the same order. The captains complained but the job said that they could care less. Like ****** said above, it killed the morale.
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    7/25/20 Brooklyn All-Hands Box 3472

    When I was in 217-2 we had no district and went to the companies that were most behind in their inspections in the division. In some cases it was basically like being out of service for a few hours.
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    6/14/20 Queens 10-75 Box 4179

    Engine 277 used to be before 319. They may be going back to the eighties when 286, 291, and 319 ran 1st, 2nd, and 3rd due on all Wycoff Avenue boxes from Putman Ave down to Cooper Ave.